My last post of the year is a very brief one listing my Answers.com articles for December (I'm only required to write five per month at this point but can write up to ten if I want to). I continue to welcome your suggestions for future articles, particularly low-carb recipes that photograph well. Please use the Contact page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to thank all of my readers: the brand-new ones, those who have been here since the beginning, and everyone in between. I appreciate your continued support and feedback more than you can imagine. In fact, it's what keeps me going when I start worrying about the possible repercussions for speaking out so boldly about very-low-carb ketogenic diets, saturated fat, and other controversial issues. I've never thought of myself as a risk taker, but I guess when you're passionate about something and believe you're right, you find yourself rising to the occasion.
I think 2014 is going to be a great year for carbohydrate restriction -- exciting times ahead! Wishing all of my readers and their families a very happy and healthy new year!
Five Ways to Stay Motivated on a Low-Carbohydrate Diet
Low Carb 101: Balanced Low-Carb Meal Planning
Best Fats and Oils to Consume on a Carbohydrate-Restricted Diet
Review of Keto Finder iOS App
Low-Carb Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce
I'd like to apologize for the negative and somewhat unprofessional tone of my last few posts. Although I get a lot of Facebook "Likes"and comments when I rant about low carb not being accepted as quickly as I'd like, I'm actually a pretty optimistic person most of the time, and I do realize that progress is being made. Patience isn't one of my strong suits, but I'm working on it! I'm really looking forward to going into private practice at the end of December, and I've got so much to be grateful for, including my wonderful and loyal readers.
Today's post is much less controversial: Answers.com articles for this month. Some of these I've already tweeted or posted on Facebook, and I'll probably do the same with the others over the next few days. I know many of you don't do Twitter or Facebook and instead follow my RSS feed or just check back now and then, so here are all ten October articles in one place. Please take a moment to click on them and give feedback at the end of the article ("Helpful" or "Not Helpful") when you have time. Also, feel free to continue to send ideas for articles or additional feedback. Thanks very much!
Six Myths About Low-Carb Diets
Is Exercise Compatible with a Low-Carb Diet?
Five Reasons to Add Chia Seeds to Your Diet
How Much Protein Should a Low-Carb Diet Contain?
Creamy Chicken Artichoke Spinach Casserole
Do Calories Count on a Low-Carb Diet?
Low-Carbohydrate Foods and Beverages to Consume When You're Sick
Keto-Adaptation: Tips for Acclimating to a Low-Carbohydate Diet
Low-Carb Oven-Baked Barbecue Chicken
Five Easy Low-Carb Breakfast Ideas
I wanted to share my most recent Answers.com articles with all of my readers. Please take a moment to click on them, and if you have time to read them and give feedback, that would be even better!
Using Sugar Substitutes on a Low-Carb Diet: Pros and Cons
Thai Ginger Scallops with "Rice"
How Does Alcohol Fit Into a Low-Carb Diet?
Tips for Eating Low Carb on a Budget
As I mentioned previously, my contract with Answers.com states that I'm required to write 10 articles a month for the next year. So 15 articles down, 105 left to go :)
This is what I'd love to get from any of you (via Facebook, Twitter, blog post comments, or using my website Contact page):
If you're able to help me by providing any of the above, I'd greatly appreciate it! Thank you all again so much for continuing to share my website and message with others. I'm not a natural at self-promotion but recognize that it's necessary to some extent. Since I'll be going into private practice at the end of the year, I'm doing my best to figure out how to do it in a way I'll be comfortable with.
Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE